Portage Community School District

Portage School District is Fueled Up To Play 60

Portage School District was represented at the Wisconsin Fuel Up to Play 60 Advisor event at Lambeau Field. Advisors from Bartels Middle School and Rusch/John Muir/Endeavor Elementary Schools participated in the #Fuel Greatness activities.  All children and adults can benefit from being active every day and eating healthy foods every day, especially dairy products. Check out more on Facebook @Wisconsin-Fuel Up to Play 60 or Instagram@futp60wi.  

Thank you Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Green Bay Packers.


Seal A Smile Grant Awarded to Columbia County

Columbia County Health and Human Services has been awarded a $23,378.00 Wisconsin Seal-A- Smilegrant from the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.The Wisconsin Seal-A- Smile Program is a statewide dental sealant program that offers grants to localschool-based programs targeting underserved children in schools with a free and reduced hot lunch (FRL)of greater than 35%.  

Seventeen school buildings in eight different school districts qualified for the grant in Columbia County.  

Portage Schools included are: 

* Endeavor Elementary

* Rusch Elementary School

* Lewiston Elementary School

* John Muir Elementary School

* Wayne Bartels Middle School

Columbia County Health and Human Services has contracted with Cindy Seubert, Registered DentalHygienist (RDH) to provide and coordinate the Columbia County Seal-A- Smile services while the childis in school. With this funding, dental screenings to at least 900 children and dental sealants to at least 530children will be provided. This program is not meant to be a substitution for regular dental visits.

What will the Columbia County Seal-A- Smile program offer?

* FREE sealants

* FREE fluoride varnish

* FREE tooth brushing instructions and oral health education

* FREE toothbrush and toothpaste

A letter will be sent home explaining what services were done and suggestions for further treatment. Your child will be checked to determine which teeth can have sealants, sealants will bedone that same day. The Columbia County Seal-A- Smile dental sealant program is available at no charge whether or not yourchild is covered by dental insurance. The program will bill Medical Assistance or BadgerCare if your childis covered by these programs. For more information about the Columbia County Seal-A- Smile dental sealant program, please call Susan Lorenz R.N. M.S. Columbia County Health Officer at 608-742- 9227 or e-mail at susan.lorenz@co.columbia.wi.us.

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